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Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka
(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59acre Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces. Near the park entrance is The Court of States and a 64ft obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.Recreational ActivitiesActivities include viewing the thousands of plants and shrubs, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. Amenities include interpretive exhibits, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, a 1.8mi paved perimeter loop road, and a parcours trail. Visitors can rent a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms.Special eventsThe park is part of the annual Florida Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.HoursFlorida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).References and external links Ravine Gardens State Park at Florida State Parks Ravine State Gardens at Absolutely Florida Ravine State Gardens at Wildernet Putnam County listings at National Register of Historic Places
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  • This park is great for a morning or afternoon hike. The trails offer more of a hilly experience than is usual for Florida; and the old WPA landscaping, trail support structures, and bridges are visual...  more »
  • After seeing this park in an article, a friend and I took our children. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew had knocked down some trees so most of the paths in the woods and one of the suspended bridges ...  more »
  • A terrific day trip. A wonderful, peaceful stroll through a well cared for nature preserve. We will return when the Azaleas Bloom!